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10 Interesting Things About Veiled Births by Iyaniwura123: 10:07am On Jan 14, 2013
1-A membrane that covers the head and face of a newborn is called a CAUL. It is a remnant of the amniotic membrane.

10 Interesting Things About Veiled Births, see more pictures here:
http://iyaniwura.com/10-interesting-things-about-veiled-births/

2-In extremely rare cases, the caul can enclose the newborn entirely in what is known as a 'veiled birth' or an 'en-caul birth'. In this case, the sac is never broken and the water is not released until the baby is outside the womb (uterus).

3-In some cultures, babies born with a full caul are considered to be very special and there are various rites to mark such a birth. Among the Yorubas of West Africa, a child born fully enclosed in the caul (sac) is called Oke. In some other cultures, the caul is removed and given to the parents who then preserve it in a special jar or dispose of it themselves by burial or burning. By the way, is there any Oke in the house?

4-In the old traditions of certain parts of Europe, a caul is highly prized by sailors who see it as a sign of goodluck and a kind of charm that can save them from drowning and other forms of disasters while at sea. In medieval Europe, mothers sold the cauls of their children to sailors for huge sums of money. For some others, it is used in preparing special charms and potions. For Iyaniwura, the caul is nothing more than a sheet of membrane that should be discarded like abodi that has gone bad.

5-Sigmund Freud, Charlemagne (Charles the Great) and Napoleon Bonaparte, the Emperor of France were all said to be born enclosed in a caul.

6-A child born with the caul is called a CAULBEARER.

7-The caul is also known as a 'hood', 'veil' or the 'veil of tears'.

8. The caul is harmless and can be easily removed by the doctor or a midwife but it has to be done properly so as not to injured the baby.
9. In most cases, en-caul births occur in premature deliveries.
10. Caul births should not be confused with an en-caul birth in which the baby is totally enclosed in the amniotic sac.

Re: 10 Interesting Things About Veiled Births by CLIQBOY(m): 12:11pm On Jan 14, 2013
i be oke

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Re: 10 Interesting Things About Veiled Births by touchmehard: 12:12pm On Jan 14, 2013
This picture is not necessary Abeg. The topic should have included a warning for viewer discretion.
Re: 10 Interesting Things About Veiled Births by blackbeau1(f): 12:17pm On Jan 14, 2013
Its only medical students like us that can stomach this so please add viewers discretion.

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Re: 10 Interesting Things About Veiled Births by LagosBoi2(m): 12:19pm On Jan 14, 2013
this one na horror film abi wetin.
Re: 10 Interesting Things About Veiled Births by Kslib(m): 12:22pm On Jan 14, 2013
Just watch and see how people will start claiming they were covered with caul..
***picks koboko waiting for any liar***
but my mama say,na caul cover me when she deliver me.. No wonder dose old woman for our street dey call me "OKE"..

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Re: 10 Interesting Things About Veiled Births by berem(f): 12:23pm On Jan 14, 2013
Okija_juju: WTF!!!!!!





This is some really sick bullshiit!!!!
Okija could you please modify your post and say something good to the ears? what is so bullshit about the thread?
Re: 10 Interesting Things About Veiled Births by Lakayana: 12:23pm On Jan 14, 2013
Okija_juju: WTF!!!!!!





This is some really sick bullshiit!!!!
This is far from bullshit oh this is serious education that can save a live and help you out when the chips are down.

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Re: 10 Interesting Things About Veiled Births by dgconceptz: 12:23pm On Jan 14, 2013
ok o smiley
Re: 10 Interesting Things About Veiled Births by dgconceptz: 12:25pm On Jan 14, 2013
hmn cool
Re: 10 Interesting Things About Veiled Births by Koolking(m): 12:41pm On Jan 14, 2013
Interesting things I have learnt yet again today. Never heard of it

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Re: 10 Interesting Things About Veiled Births by dominique(f): 12:50pm On Jan 14, 2013
Interesting article. Thanks for the pic poster, i've always wondered what one of those looks like.

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Re: 10 Interesting Things About Veiled Births by maclatunji: 12:55pm On Jan 14, 2013
Never knew of such before.
Re: 10 Interesting Things About Veiled Births by Onyenna(m): 1:00pm On Jan 14, 2013
Wtf!!!!! ┌П┐(⌣̴͡͡د̲⌣̴͡͡)┌П┐ ....
Re: 10 Interesting Things About Veiled Births by survival1(m): 1:10pm On Jan 14, 2013
My mum gave birth to twins nd d girl was totally covered. Up till date she luv covering herself nd they are 20yrs old now.

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Re: 10 Interesting Things About Veiled Births by Nobody: 1:12pm On Jan 14, 2013
Mysteries!!!!!! Even the existence of human beings is a big mystery, the philosophy pinning around their spirits after their death also a mystery, their birth a mystery, their creation and evolution a mystery. Iyabasira abeg give fried yam on okra soup plus alomo bitters, this thread is somewhat interesting.

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Re: 10 Interesting Things About Veiled Births by siddiq202(m): 1:33pm On Jan 14, 2013
maclatunji: Never knew of such before.

Bros abeg no fall person hand... At least you being a Yoruba man should know what Oke means
Re: 10 Interesting Things About Veiled Births by Winneygirl(f): 1:40pm On Jan 14, 2013
Abegiiiii!
Who are all those chicken-livered pple complaining abt d pic??

D pic is perfect!!!

P.S: I once heard a myth that, in places dat lack modern medicine and mostly in home deliveries d 'sac' is opened by pouring palm oil over it.

Who has d fact abt dis??

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Re: 10 Interesting Things About Veiled Births by trekkie: 1:40pm On Jan 14, 2013
puhleeeez! some things are better left veiled. undecided
Re: 10 Interesting Things About Veiled Births by specimenx(m): 1:45pm On Jan 14, 2013
my mummy did not tell me whethet i was cauled... Or en cauled. What did yr mummy say?

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Re: 10 Interesting Things About Veiled Births by HARDDON: 2:01pm On Jan 14, 2013
nice read....

2-In extremely rare cases, the caul can enclose the newborn entirely in what is known as a 'veiled birth' or an 'en-caul birth'. In this case, the sac is never broken and the water is not released until the baby is outside the womb (uterus).

i am forced to ask, how did the sac maintain its form and fluid with the umbilical cord runing from within?
Re: 10 Interesting Things About Veiled Births by ferhyntorlah(f): 2:22pm On Jan 14, 2013
maclatunji: Never knew of such before.

siddiq202:
Bros abeg no fall person hand... At least you being a Yoruba man should know what Oke means

Siddiq202, it will shock you that not many Yorubas know of such mysterious birth names.

I've heard of Ojo, Oke and Ige but I've forgotten the meaning the first two. Iges are children born with their legs not heads; now I know that of Oke but I can't remember that of Ojo. Can somebody please help me out?
Re: 10 Interesting Things About Veiled Births by tuyi19: 2:38pm On Jan 14, 2013
Ojo is a child that curl his placental pruond his neck
Re: 10 Interesting Things About Veiled Births by siddiq202(m): 2:39pm On Jan 14, 2013
ferhyntorlah:
Siddiq202, it will shock you that not many Yorubas know of such mysterious birth names.
I've heard of Ojo, Oke and Ige but I've forgotten the meaning the first two. Iges are children born with their legs not heads; now I know that of Oke but I can't remember that of Ojo. Can somebody please help me out?

Ojo is the male form of aina and both mean a child born with its umbilical cord (I don't know the word to use tongue) around the neck

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Re: 10 Interesting Things About Veiled Births by Iyaniwura123: 3:40pm On Jan 14, 2013
I am sorry I cannot add viewer's discretion to this. Not because I am in the medical field myself but because I just don't see anything vile, disgusting or violent about this. This is a baby that has just been delivered. Looking at it again, I see nothing spectacular about it. It is a baby in a sac. And the topic said 'veiled births' not designer shirts. Thanks for your understanding.
touch_me_hard: This picture is not necessary Abeg. The topic should have included a warning for viewer discretion.

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Re: 10 Interesting Things About Veiled Births by Iyaniwura123: 3:41pm On Jan 14, 2013
You saw the topic, right?
Okija_juju: WTF!!!!!!





This is some really sick bullshiit!!!!
Re: 10 Interesting Things About Veiled Births by Iyaniwura123: 3:43pm On Jan 14, 2013
It is necessary. I am in the medical field and sorry, we describe and teach with illustrations.
touch_me_hard: This picture is not necessary Abeg. The topic should have included a warning for viewer discretion.
Re: 10 Interesting Things About Veiled Births by Iyaniwura123: 3:44pm On Jan 14, 2013
Sorry, I am in the medical field too but I see nothing out of the ordinary in this. And by the way, what of medical students who throw up in the cadaver lab? This is nothing but a baby in a sac. Simple.
black_beau: Its only medical students like us that can stomach this so please add viewers discretion.

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